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Four Documentaries about Women Artists You Can Stream Right Now

Since SWAN day (Support Women Artists Day) is all about supporting women artists, it seemed befitting to put together a list of four documentaries about women artists that you can stream at home. These films cover a spectrum of time and place, covering visual arts, film, and the performing arts. 

The Girls in the Band (2011)

While we have heard of  the big jazz greats like Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, their female counterparts have been left out of the story.read more.

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Elisa’s SWAN Day 2020: Animation

Looking for stuff to do while you’re at home? Never fear! SWAN Day has gone virtual for 2020. Our FF2 team has gathered recommendations of films celebrating women artists across many categories. And of course, the films are made by women, too! Watch and read at your leisure, or collect all of them to have a marathon on the official SWAN Day weekend of March 28.read more.

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The Apocalypse, as Seen by Women

More than ever, we need to support women artists now! This past week it might have felt to many of us like the world was ending, but we can keep it spinning if we just help each other out. For us here at FF2, that means watching movies (and taking in all kinds of other art!) that feature women actors, directors, and writers.read more.

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Amelie’s Athena 2020

The Athena Festival each year feels a bit like an FF2 reunion, or a milestone. And this festival celebrates the kinds of stories that we wish could be told more, and nothing but those stories. It reminds us what we’re working toward.
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Women’s History Month: Agnès Varda

If you’re even a novice film buff, you’ve likely (and hopefully) heard the name Agnès Varda tossed around. Varda was a French filmmaker and avid photographer whose work ranges from documentary to fiction films. Some of her most famous films are Cléo from 5 to 7, Vagabond, and the recent Faces Places. She was married to Umbrellas of Cherbourg director Jacques Demy until his death.read more.

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Sophia’s SWAN Day 2020: Directing

The first time I watched Ask for Jane was at the Athena Film Festival, located in New York. In a place already filled with feminism and an inspirational atmosphere for woman’s power, Rachel Carey’s film played to a full audience.
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